National human rights body holds high-level meeting with APF

Meeting between National Human Rights Commission and a High Level Dialogue with the Asia-Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions is in progress on 4 August. PHOTO: MNA
Meeting between National Human Rights Commission and a High Level Dialogue with the Asia-Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions is in progress on 4 August. PHOTO: MNA

Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) is holding a High Level Dialogue with the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (APF) since 3 August via virtual conferencing.
The APF is a coalition of 25 national human rights organizations in Asia-Pacific regions, providing the support of technical expertise in developing performance of the member institutions.
The purpose of the High Level Dialogue was to discuss with reformed MNHRC for national human rights institutions’ distinctive features, common challenges and the role and responsibilities of the member institutions and to provide necessary support in the MNHRC’s promoting human rights and performance, developing more awareness raising and protection activities.
At the High Level Dialogue, the performance of MNHRC and interactions with government organizations, with international organizations and with public, performance appraise and suggestions, implementation of the Commission’s Strategic plan (2020-2024) and further activities were discussed.
The High Level Dialogue was attended by Chairperson of MNHRC U Hla Myint, Deputy Chairperson and members, APF Expert Ms Rosslyn Joy Noonan as lead facilitator from APF and Principal Advisor of Capacity Assessments and International Engagement Ms Pip Dargan and commissioner to Philippines Commission on Human Rights Ms Karen Gomez-Dumpit.
The High Level Dialogue will end 6 August.—MNA (Translated by Ei Phyu Phyu Aung)

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